WSR 00-05-035

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS


[ Filed February 10, 2000, 8:56 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Visitation of correctional facilities.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 72.01.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The rules will contain procedures on the visitation of correctional facilities. The rules are essential to maintaining the safety and security within correctional facilities. This shall serve as notice of the agency's intent to adopt rules on a permanent basis. The agency is committed to adopting permanent rules on the visitation of correctional facilities and is actively undertaking procedures to adopt permanent rules on the subject.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Solicitation of comments and recommendations from interested parties and the public, and consideration of the comments and recommendations in the course of drafting rules.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Sherri Pardue, Rules Coordinator, Department of Corrections, Rules, Contracts, and Public Disclosure Section, P.O. Box 41114, Olympia, WA 98504-1114, phone (360) 753-5770, fax (360) 664-2009.

February 9, 2000

Joseph D. Lehman

Secretary

Washington State Code Reviser's Office